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GRIID Classes for Fall 2011

August 15, 2011

Starting in late September, GRIID will be offering two classes that will emphasize both education and action.

One class is a revised version of one we offered last year, Radical Sustainability. The new version will use the book Deep Green Resistance and include an investigation into our food, transportation and energy system. The class will also provide an opportunity for the participants to collectively develop a regional sustainability plan for West Michigan.

The other class is a first-time offering called Organizing for Change. In this class we will look at how to organizing, process, group dynamics, the use of tactics and how to develop a strategy. There is no text for this class, but we will be using lots of online materials, some resources from Project South and a look at numerous case studies for organizing in the US and around the world. The class will also do a power analysis of West Michigan.

Unlike in previous classes, these two classes will be 8 – weeks long, with the Radical Sustainability class on Mondays starting September 26 and the Organizing for Change class on Wednesdays starting September 28. Both classes will run from 7 – 9PM in the community rooms at Steepletown Ministries – 671 Davis NW in Grand Rapids.

Each class is $20 dollars, which does not include the cost of the book for the Radical Sustainability class.

For more information or to sign up contact either Jeff Smith jsmith@griid.org or Mike Saunders outobol@gmail.com.

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